So Sarwono Kusumaatmadja has pulled out of the Jakarta governor race. But to replace him, a new candidate has just stepped in:
Sponge Bob Square Pants
Education: Improvement of education in Jakarta through compulsory viewing of his educational TV show on Global TV for all children aged 5 to 16.
Economy: Manufacturing and retailing of Sponge Bob merchandise, either through traditional retailers (small kiosks and the like) or at the huge number of shopping malls that are mushrooming up just about everywhere at the moment.
Flood mitigation: No need to bother with any flood canals or anything - Sponge Bob and his mates like a watery environment.
Health: Eat more fresh fish – it’s good for you - instead of the fat drenched nasi goreng rubbish.
Transportation: Just stay at home and off the roads okay?
For inside info on the other cartoon characters in the Jakarta governor race see my previous post. Some of ‘em - even have a Harley Davidson or four!